Weekend Writing Warriors: Colder (The Mystery Project)

Posted on May 10, 2014 | 10 comments

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Last week I revealed the opening to a mystery project.  Well, that mystery project is, quite literally, a mystery.  Colder, a mystery/thriller, is set for release sometime later next year.  Let’s pick up right where the last snippet left off…

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You’ve been standing there all night, watching the cold flagstone tiles, listening to the whistle of that dead and bitter wind.  The whispers of past lives are buried in the forlorn breeze.  

You try to imagine she isn’t lying broken in that courtyard, her arms folded awkwardly beneath her body, her blood draining from her cold corpse and gelling black against the ground.  You hear her cries for mercy, see her wide, Doe-like eyes as she stares up at the hammer while it rises, hanging there, waiting for the right moment, that perfect silence, the wind quiet, her sobs subsided, the killer’s breathing calm before the weapon comes down. 

The blow itself is vague, a flash of shadows.  The fall is almost peaceful.  Everything plays out in sepia images, a silent panorama.  Still life, still death.

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    10 Comments

  1. I’m working on it. I’ve written a whole 24 pages! LOL

  2. Grim but so amazingly written, love your use of words! Great snippet!

  3. Wow! I am in love with this. So vivid. My favorite is the last lines, “The blow itself is vague, a flash of shadows. The fall is almost peaceful. Everything plays out in sepia images, a silent panorama. Still life, still death.” Beautiful imagery.

  4. Thanks so much, everyone, I appreciate it! =D

  5. Holy Crap Steven! This is phenomenal. I love gelling black against the ground…for me, that is more vivid than vibrant red splashes.

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